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to earnings. so for example, today in the banks, jpmorgan posted an amazing number considering the environment that we're in. revenues were very strong, expenses were good. >> would you buy them on this dip? >> i would definitely buy jpmorgan. i think everyone is making a big deal about wells fargo being down. nims have been under pressure for years. >> net interest mare -- margins. >> right. thank you, all. have a good weekend. we'll watch for that story, rick. >> 51 minutes before the closing bell. the dow jones industrial average is lower by nearly six points. the nasdaq is lower by 2 1/2. >> don't go anywhere. we are just getting started on this very busy friday edition of the "closing bell." >>> coming up, wells fargo in the house. the bank cfo talks earnings, the ongoing fhfa investigation, and the health of the real estate sector. >>> plus, telling signs. both jpmorgan and wells fargo beat earnings, but which is the better buy for your portfolio? >>> and are you kidding me? what's more ludicrous, two congressional candidates almost coming to fisticuffs at a debate, or the european union
stocks keep making all-time highs in this environment? >> with us today are sam stovall and our own bob pisani. sam, it's going to come down to earnin earnings, right, which starts tomorrow? >> tomorrow. the bar is not just set low, it's set below, under water. >> below dirt. >> off the lows. capital iq is forecasting a 1.3% deline. it was down to 1.8%. big deal. i think some of the numbers underneath are a little more telling, such as right now the early beat ratio at 58% is below the average of 62%. in terms of guidance, those that are guiding negatively are 3.3 to 1 for those guiding positively. >> that sounds very negative for the stock market. >> well, i think it's baked in right now, or a lot of that is probably baked in. the real question is, whether we're likely to be seeing qe3 as the trough -- >> how can it be baked in if we're sitting at 4 1/2 year highs? how is that baked in? >> exactly. >> i think nothing is really new. what has come out yet that's going to tell us things are a lot worse than we anticipated? materials are expected to show 20% earnings decline. energy down 1
environment where price discovery has been destroyed because the price of money is fake and artificial and not real. >> peter, how are you investing in this environment ten? what are you doing in terms of allocating capital? >> well, you have to -- from the big picture fed perspective, you want to be protecting yourself in non-dollar assets and hard assets and commodities, precious metals, commodities that defends yourself against what the fed is doing. i think earnings will disappoint, not only for q-3, but also the guidance for q-4, so you have to be defensive over the next four weeks. >> everybody talks about the most hated rally. i know i coined that. while money has been coming out of stock mutual funds, there has been money going into etfs and high-yield bond funds. they're not really bond funds. in times of volatility, they act like stock funds. people are seeking alternatives in stock-like instruments. >> bob makes a great point about high yield. we have seen a virtual stampede into high yield. investors have to sell their soul to get 3% today. all is not well on the anniversar
. risks that lower quality companies and have been driven by the macroeconomic environment. we think it's going to be a shaming period. also, the risks of the budget deficit and 2013's challenges that regardless of who wins the election or controls congress is quite clear that the economy will have to suffer potentially from higher taxes and indeed reduced government spending. >> rick santelli, you heard that whole list of reasons. is that why we saw this ten-year auction today? people gobbling up ten-year government debt at these extremely low yields because they think they're not going to get much better elsewhere? sounds like people don't think there's a lot of growth coming. >> i think there's a little bit of truth in all of it. i'll bring up another point. i think october, a lot of mutual funds ahave the end of their fiscal year. it's been a good run for stocks. the spread between what the stock market is telling us and the economy is pretty wide. the election, depending how it turns out, could have a lot of implications. to me, it makes perfect sense the closer we get to the end o
be select nif choosing in this environment. >> i guess you'd be selling then because you like the banks. why? >> i think that when you look at some of the large banks, you have rebound in capital market activity. these are banks that generally have taken their cost structures down. you've got a little bit of leverage going on as we speak. i think that's one of the main reasons. >> are you worried about all of these lawsuits? quarter of quarter, just when you think the litigation may be coming to an end, poof, there's more. this is, like, phillip morris of the old days. you're not worried about that? >> we're certainly concerned about it. i think what jpmorgan has done is taken litigation reserves, sometimes smaller amounts and sometimes larger amounts -- >> but that costs money and hurts profits, right? >> it does. but in general, they've beaten analyst expectations even with that. we've got $.5 billion litigation reserve in our estimates for the third quarter. we're at $1.37 well above the consensus. it could even be larger, and they could still beat consensus. >> matt, specifically to well
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